Pilgrimage to Israel

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A Sacred Story Journey with guide Dennis Dewey

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Pilgrimage to Israel

  1. 1. A Pilgrimage to Israel A Sacred Story Journey Connie Paul, January, 2010
  2. 2. Israel Now and Then
  3. 4. Our guide and driver were Palestinians
  4. 5. The Life of Jesus
  5. 6. Why does our story begin in Bethlehem?
  6. 7. Shepherd’s Field Remembers Two Events: First Ruth and Boaz
  7. 8. The monument at the entrance to Shepherd’s Field
  8. 9. This church commemorates the site of the angels & shepherds
  9. 10. Just down the road is Manger Square <ul><li>The Church of the Nativity is one of the oldest in Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>The Persians didn’t destroy it in the 500’s as they did most others because of the icon of the Wise Men in Persian dress </li></ul>
  10. 11. This section is Greek Orthodox
  11. 12. Mosaic from the floor of the church of the 500s
  12. 13. The ancient walls of the church
  13. 14. By Tradition the Place of Jesus’s Birth
  14. 15. To the right of the birthplace is the place of the manger
  15. 16. The manger may have looked like this one at Megiddo
  16. 17. Bethlehem today
  17. 18. Our story continues in Nazareth <ul><li>It was Jesus’ hometown </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus grew up in Nazareth which was insignificant at the time </li></ul><ul><li>It is now the “Arab capital of Israel” </li></ul>
  18. 19. A village from Jesus’s time has been recreated
  19. 20. Nazareth today from the village
  20. 21. Jesus’s first miracle was at Cana. This church remembers it.
  21. 22. Some of the group re-enacted their marriage vows
  22. 23. To the Sea of Galilee
  23. 24. We hear the story of the calling of Peter and Andrew at the seaside
  24. 25. A boat from Jesus’ time—found in the mud
  25. 26. The Sea is clear and lovely
  26. 27. The Site of the Sermon on the Mount
  27. 28. The Church of the Beatitudes
  28. 29. We heard the whole sermon here
  29. 30. The Church of Multiplication (Feeding the 5000)
  30. 31. Nearby is the church remembering Peter
  31. 32. “ And thou art Peter and on this rock…”
  32. 33. Capernaum
  33. 34. Jesus really did walk here
  34. 35. The synagogue where Jesus taught
  35. 36. Hearing the story in the synagogue
  36. 37. The church is built over the ruins
  37. 38. The floor of the church looks down on the ruins of Peter’s mother-in-laws house
  38. 39. An ancient olive press
  39. 40. The ancient mosaic floor
  40. 41. Hearing Capernaum’s history
  41. 42. By tradition Zaccheus climbed into this tree
  42. 43. Sailing on the Sea of Galilee <ul><li>We saw the shore from a boat on the Sea </li></ul>
  43. 44. The Jordan, where Jesus was baptised, and one of our group was, too.
  44. 45. The tomb of Lazarus in Bethany
  45. 46. The bottom of Lazarus’ tomb
  46. 47. The church of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus
  47. 48. Jerusalem the Golden
  48. 49. Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
  49. 50. The pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem
  50. 51. On the path to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
  51. 52. The Garden of Gethsemene, an olive grove
  52. 53. Caiphus’s house where Peter denied Jesus at the crowing of the cock
  53. 54. The Via Dolorosa, a place of pilgrimage
  54. 55. Station VII
  55. 56. The site of Golgotha in the Church of the Holy Sepulchure
  56. 57. Stone of Preparation* *from Internet
  57. 58. Behind the window of the church is the location of the crucifixion
  58. 59. The Garden Tomb
  59. 60. Other wonderful places we visited
  60. 61. The Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews
  61. 62. The wall of the temple closest to the Holy of Holies
  62. 63. The model of the temple at the Israel Museum showing the courtyard of the Gentiles
  63. 64. The Dome of the Rock
  64. 65. The tunnel led to the water source—now it’s one way to get in
  65. 66. Coming out of the tunnel
  66. 67. Climbing to the tel
  67. 68. The tel of Megiddo
  68. 69. The excavation is to King Ahab’s time Horse
  69. 70. Megiddo looks down on the plains of Armegeddon
  70. 71. Where the Dead Sea scrolls were found
  71. 72. The museum has recreated how the scrolls looked when they were found.
  72. 73. The Springs of En Gedi
  73. 74. Going to swim in the Dead Sea
  74. 75. People liked swimming
  75. 76. You can pay for the mud in the shop or get it yourself
  76. 77. Masada
  77. 78. The model of Herod’s Masada
  78. 79. The baths retain some of their color
  79. 80. Touring the top of the mountain
  80. 81. The room where the lots were cast
  81. 82. The pilgrims at Beit She’an

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